WHEREAS, the poultry industry is an important industry to Missouri's economy; and
WHEREAS, maintaining and enhancing poultry production and processing, while addressing the environmental aspects of the industry, is critical to the long-term success of the industry; and
WHEREAS, there exists a need to identify and outline implementation strategies across all sectors of the poultry industry that increase economic benefits while decreasing negative environmental impacts on the industry; and
WHEREAS, during the 91St General Assembly, Second Regular Session, the Legislature authorized the formation of the Poultry Industry Committee ("Committee") through Senate Concurrent Resolution 47; and
WHEREAS, the Committee has been a forum for the coordination of information and resources to maintain and grow the poultry industry while protecting the environment; and
WHEREAS, the Committee will expire December 31, 2004, unless reauthorized:
NOW, THEREFORE, I, BOB HOLDEN, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF MISSOURI, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the State of Missouri, do hereby re-establish the Poultry Industry Committee.
The purpose of the Committee shall be to review, evaluate and implement programs or partnerships that address the economic impact, waste disposal issues and environmental impacts of the poultry industry.
The Committee shall be composed of twenty-three members, one member to be a member of the Senate to be appointed by the President Pro Tern of the Senate, one member to be a member of the House of Representatives to be appointed by the Speaker of the House, two county commissioners or their designees, a representative from the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute (FAPRI), a representative of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), a representative of the Department of Natural Resources, a representative of the United States Department of Agriculture, a representative of the Natural Resources Conservation Services (NRCS), a representative of the university extension system, a representative of the poultry federation, a representative of the Missouri Farmer's Association, a representative of the Farm Bureau, a representative of the Department of Conservation, a representative of the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources, a representative of the Southwest Missouri State University School of Agriculture, a representative of the University of Missouri Commercial Agriculture Program, a member appointed by the Resource Conservation & Development Council, a representative of the Department of Economic Development, a representative of the Department of Agriculture, a representative of the Clean Water Commission, two active poultry farmers, two poultry industry contractors or processors, a person active in the processing/value-added portion of poultry waste, and one person from Missouri Farm Credit Services. Each member of the Committee shall serve until December 31, 2005.
The Committee may conduct its business by various means but shall meet no less than twice each year as a full Committee.
All state agencies shall cooperate with the Committee in carrying out its duties, including allowing access to closed records, provided that the Committee shall not disclose any identifying information contained in such records closed pursuant to statute or general order and any such information in the custody of the Committee shall not be discoverable to the same extent as when in the custody of the parent agency.
Members shall serve without compensation. The Office of Administration shall provide funding, administrative support, and staff for the effective operation of the Committee. The Committee shall work to implement positive measures and solutions and shall provide a progress report on implementation measures in a report to the Governor, Speaker of the House, and President Pro Tem of the Senate, such report to be completed upon expiration of the Committee's authority under this order.
Unless reauthorized, the Poultry Industry Committee shall terminate December 31, 2005.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused to be affixed the Great Seal of the State of Missouri, in the City of Jefferson on this 14th day of September, 2004.
[Bob Holden's signature]
[Matt Blunt's signature]
SECRETARY OF STATE